Archive - 2013
Albert Christianson, 87, of Big Spring died Monday, Aug. 19, 2013, at Mitchell County Hospital in Colorado City. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
Accountability wise, work remains to be done at Big Spring Independent School District.
Three years after being tagged as â€śacademically unacceptableâ€ť by the Texas Education Agency, BSISD fared little better In the revamped state accountability rankings â€” Big Spring was one of 80 school districts or charters in the state to receive a a rating of â€śimprovement required,â€ť the lowest of three possible ratings.
Almost 93 percent of school districts in the state received a â€śmet standardsâ€ť ranking, TEA officials said.
Alejandro "Alex, Leco" Escanuela Sr., 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in a local hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Parish. Interment will follow at Trinity Memorial Park.
A vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. today at the Nalley-Pickle & Welch Rosewood Chapel.
He was born Aug. 12, 1939, in Winkler County, Texas, and married Yolanda "Landie" DeLeon on Jan. 23, 1959, in Big Spring, Texas.
Roy Lee Williams Sr., 62, of Big Spring died Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at Scenic Mountain Medical Center. The family will receive friends from 6:30 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. Monday at Myers & Smith Funeral Home. Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Bill Ivins officiating.
Merly Jackson, 76, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, at her residence. Services are pending at Myers & Smith Funeral Home.
The silent sentinels have been afforded new wardrobes thanks to some community minded Big Springers. Two hundred fire hydrants were adopted during the Adopt-A-Hydrant contest that ran from May 20 through July 31 with 168 contest entrants.
Judging took place Aug. 3, and cash prizes were awarded to the winners.
Winning entries in the adult division are: First place, Susan Holbertâ€“Lester, $300 ; second place and $200 â€“ the Watkins family; and third place and $100 â€“ the DeLeon family.
Joe and Cindy Fowler of Coahoma, Karen and Brian Moore of Big Spring and Jerry and Carlon Baker of Big Spring announce the engagement and upcoming marriage of their children, Kâ€™Leigh Marae Fowler and Jeremy Tye Baker, both of San Angelo, Texas.
The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Ted and Eula Bell Fowler of Coahoma, James and Billie Proctor of Big Spring, the late George and Mona Moore of Big Spring and the late Ivan and the late Viola Stephenson of Plainview, Texas.
Kendal Layne Adams of Big Spring and Casey Barham of Archer City exchanged vows March 23, 2013, at Trinity Baptist Church in Big Spring.
Kendal is the daughter of Ricky and Patti Adams of Big Spring and the granddaughteer of Sonya Swindell of Big Spring.
She is a speech-language pathologist at United Regional Hospital.
Casey is the son of Charlie and Deniese Barham and the grandson of Joyce Barham and Donna Williams. He is a petroleum engineer.
Alejandro "Alex" Escanuela Sr., 73, of Big Spring died Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013, in a local hospital. His services are pending with Nalley-Pickle & Welch Funeral Home & Crematory of Big Spring.
Linda "Charlene" Rinard, 72, of Big Spring died Thursday Aug. 8, 2013, at her residence. Visitation will be Sunday from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m.at Myers & Smith Chapel. Services will be Monday at 2 p.m. at Midway Baptist Church. Burial will follow at Coahoma Cemetery.